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pants. [laughter] >> i will not. greg: doctor, thank you terry, kat julie banderas is up next with the fox report. blake: have a good night. julie: president trump touting the republican tax bill in ohio as the g.o.p. looks to seize momentum heading into the state's critical primaries. i'm julie banderas, you are watching the fox report. president trump is back at the white house tonight after a quick trip to cleveland. the president meeting with donors there before hosting a roundtable with small business owners. the conversation heavily focusing on the economy. >> our country is doing great. it's i think maybe doing as good or better than it's ever done before, and it is only going to get better. we have tremendous things planned. i'm very honored to have been able to do the tax cut, tax cut plan because it has led to a lot of jobs.
it has let to better jobs. -- it has led to better jobs. it has led to increased salary. julie: ellison barber has the latest. >> the president is trying to emphasize tax cuts and the economy as we head into this election season. many republicans are doing that as well. the president sat next to republican senate candidate congressman, who is hoping to win the ohio republican nomination and beat democratic senator brown in november. tuesday is primary election day in ohio. the president endorsed the congressman last week and stumped for him today. >> jim's really doing great. he's really got a big shot at doing it. he's been a fantastic congressman. and i really suspect you're going to be an even more fantastic senator. we need your vote. we feed your help. -- we need your help. go out and help jim. >> the president hinted at
potential future actions in regards to immigration and healthcare. >> we're going to get the wall, even if we have to think about closing up the country for a while. over the next few weeks, we will have a very big announcement on healthcare. >> this week the president has had difficulty keeping the discussion on policy. a lot of that is because of his newest lawyer rudy giuliani. he threw a wrench in the media cycle this week when he told fox news's sean hannity that president trump repaid attorney michael cohen the $130,000 he gave to adult film star stormy daniels in order to get her to sign a nondisclosure agreement. giuliani released a statement, quote, clarifying some of his remarks. he said the repayment is not a campaign violation, and quote, my references to timing were not describing my understanding of the president's knowledge, but instead my understanding of these matters. giuliani's remarks seem to contradict previous statements made by cohen and the president. the president disagreed with that assessment. >> rudy made the statement.
rudy's great. but rudy had just started, and he wasn't totally familiar with every -- you know, with everything. >> mr. president -- >> we're not changing any story. >> here's what president trump said on air force one in april. >> do you know about the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels? >> president trump said that he paid cohen a retainer fee in the reimbursement came from that. julie? julie: ellison barber, thank you very much. investigators on special counsel robert mueller's team reportedly questioning this man on your screen, california real estate investor in their russian meddling probe. he is a close friend of president trump who played an integral role in the 2016 campaign. garrett tenney is in washington. garrett, what do we know about the interview? >> well, julie, to understand why this interview is significant, you have to know about the relationship with the
president. they have known each other for more than 30 years. have done business deals and or close friends and confidant. he played a crucial role in materially days of donald trump's campaign -- in the early days of donald trump's campaign as a top fund-raiser during a time when most republicans didn't take the candidacy seriously. following the election, he tapped him to lead his inauguration committee. he has first-hand knowledge of the president as a person, as a businessman and as the candidate which is why investigators had a broad range of questions for him. one individual familiar with the interview told the associated press that the questions included financial matters about the trump campaign, the transition, and the inauguration. another individual told the ap investigators focused almost exclusively on two trump campaign officials who have already been indicted by mueller, paul manafort and rick gates. julie? julie: and special counsel mueller's team is apparently now facing some pretty tense blowback in its case against paul manafort. it is coming from a federal
judge. what is that judge saying? >> well, the district judge had some harsh words for mueller's team yesterday not only questioning their motives behind the case but also going so far as to suggest that investigators are on a mission to take down the president. he told them, quote, you don't really care about mr. manafort's bank fraud. you really care about what information mr. manafort can give you to lead you to mr. trump and an impeachment or prosecution. manafort is facing an 18 count indictment on tax and bank fraud charges for crimes going back as far as 2005. yesterday it was revealed that some of the information investigators used to bring those charges came from a previous doj investigation. that is what led judge ellis to question the authority and motivation of mueller's team to prosecute manafort's alleged crimes given that the information came up outside of the special counsel's work. judge ellis gave prosecutors two weeks to provide evidence or an explanation as to how this case falls under their purview.
julie? julie: thank you very much. for more on robert mueller's russia probe, let's bring in steven nelson, a white house reporter for the washington examiner. thank you very much for talking to us. so pretty powerful words coming from a federal judge. i mean, does mueller have unfettered power the way that judge ellis describes it? >> well, it would appear to an outsider, yes, but this judge is a bit of a character. i've been in his courtroom before. and what he says isn't always -- when he uses exciting words to describe a case, it doesn't always result in an exciting ruling. i was in his courtroom for a hearing about the nsa over internet surveillance, he lectured the attorneys on both sides, he questioned the seriousness of the secret foreign intelligence surveillance court saying there was no one arguing the counterpoint but then his ultimate ruling was less
excited. we don't know yet how this will factor in how he decides various things in the case. julie: sounds like he should have a tv show. judge ellis goes as far as accusing mueller of using criminal cases to pressure trump's allies to turn against him. that sounds like entrapment i mean if you were to actually define what he's saying there. >> it certainly sounds critical of what's going on. but then again, we don't know -- we don't know how he's going to rule really. and he wants to see the source memo that outlines what mueller's team can do. we really have to see where it goes from here. julie: there's this hearing in a federal court in virginia on friday. u.s. district judge ellis sharply questions whether mueller exceeded his authority in filing tax and bank fraud charges against trump's former campaign manager paul manafort. he says the indictment appeared to be a way for mueller to leverage manafort into providing information about trump.
as you know, there has been talk of the president firing mueller. would it seem to you that this judge could potentially be in the president's ear because as we know, the president very much respects this judge. >> you know, i think that trump knows the political storm that would be created by firing mueller. perhaps the judge could lay down a case for doing so, but it seems that president trump for now is disinclined to do that. he realizes that could cause him more trouble than could prevent. julie: about getting rid of rosenstein. there's been a lot of people out there that believe rod rosenstein should go. if not get rid of mueller, would rosenstein be something that the president perhaps would still consider, or is that off the table as well? >> you know, it's a hot source of speculation, but trump, you know, has himself said people have been talking about this for a long time and these people are still around. so i think as of now, it doesn't seem likely that he would fire
him either, but, you know, president trump surprises us. julie: all right. steven nelson, thank you very much. of course you're going to come back to us because we will be talking to you later about north korea, south korea, a lot going on there. so stand by and we will back to you at the bottom of the hour. president trump facing a rapidly approaching may 12th deadline. that is one week from today, folks, may 12th to decide whether to stay in the iran nuclear deal, and now former secretary of state john kerry, he's coming under fire over reports he's been secretly meeting with world leaders in a bid to save the deal? harvard law professor emeritus weighing in. >> -- if it were in existence, my friend john kerry would be violating the logan act. he is negotiating, though he is not in the administration. and there are real problems with doing that. we can do much better than we do now, and if john can accomplish that, all power to him, but if what he's doing is just trying
to preserve a bad deal, he shouldn't be doing it. julie: david lee miller has more from jerusalem. >> if the u.s. does decide to pull out of the iran deal, experts say it will be difficult to predict what happens next because the u.s. is only one country that signed on to the agreement. france, russia, china, germany, the u.k., and iran could all still decide to remain in the agreement. but there will be global implications if the u.s. does decide to walk away. on may 12th the president will have to decide to renew waivers for sanctions that target iran's central bank and oil exports. if that happens, countries buying oil would have to reduce purchases or face penalties imposed by the u.s. some experts say iran's oil exports could be reduced to up to a million barrels a day. that could result in a spike in the cost of gasoline in the u.s. there's also another date to keep in mind. by july 11th, president trump will have to decide about other
sanctions, that target iranian companies and individuals. the president can decide to reimpose all sanctions at once or do it piecemeal. the gradual approach could provide the leverage and time to come up with a new or amended agreement. if iran considers the agreement dead, it might act unconstrained in the region, targeting israel and increasing its influence and presence in syria and lebanon. some analysts warn iran could abandon restrictions on its nuclear program that were previously agreed to and increase uranium enrichment. the head of iran's atomic energy organization says the country has the capability to enrich uranium to a higher level than before the deal was signed. in jerusalem, david lee miller, fox news. julie: david lee miller, thank you very much. right now president trump says plans for his historic meeting with north korean dictator kim jong-un are coming together as we learn south korea's president will soon visit the white house. we will have details straight ahead. plus, we are live on the
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house is safe. >> if this opens up, i will leave, but other than that, unless they force me to leave, yeah, i ain't planning to leave. whatever happens happens, that's it. deal with it as it comes. julie: william la jeunesse is live on the big island. still aftershocks, wow. >> yeah, you know, the experts at the volcano center here in hawaii are predicting things to get worse before they get better. more eruptions and more earthquakes. now, i want to show you something real quickly. you know, most people think that a volcano only erupts through the crater or through the cone, well the cone of mount kilauea is about 24 miles in that direction. this particular eruption, if you will, is coming through vents, considerably down slope from the cone of mount kilauea. there are actually eight of them, and they are clustered near one community. and indeed, that is the area where they have basically evacuated 1400 individuals, 700
homes. also yesterday they got rid of everyone who is in the volcano national park. that was 2500 people. they've closed the park. and officials say that they are most worried about these toxic gases that are associated with these eruptions, if you will, through these vents. it is called sulfur dioxide and it can burn your lungs, your eyes even your skin julie. that is one of the reasons police are keeping the media as well as any tourists as well as the residents away from their homes. julie? julie: wow, what has been the impact on tourism? >> well, as you probably know, there are generally six hawaiian islands that people go to, number one is ohau there's where you get 50% of the people. about 14% of the people come to this island, the big island of hawaii but most of them go on the other side. the truth is, these eruptions are really happening in a pretty localized areas and the state is going to great lengths to tell
tourists you can still come to hawaii you are not going to get ash and debris and have your life threatened, if you will. it is still a hot spot but as of this point in time, the effects of this particular event is pretty loek localized. -- localized. even though it was a 6.9 earthquake, the effect was pretty localized to this island and virtually no tsunami to speak of. julie: that is a blessing in disguise. thank you very much. for more than a thousand people arrested for demonstrating in cities across russia, what they were protesting that caused this extreme police response. plus two law enforcement officers mowed down and killed on a highway last year. and today police finally have their suspect. what we are learning tonight about the man behind the wheel.
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cities. we have the story from our london bureau. >> russians opposed to putin have been demonstrating against his fourth term in office. protests took place in moscow, st. petersburg and several other key russian cities. the atmosphere was heated with demonstrators shouting. police in riot gear were quick to crack down and cleared the demonstrators in a matter of hours. hundreds of activists were arrested around the country. sometimes with force. amongst those detained was opposition leader who organized the rallies. he addressed the crowd before being directed by police. he is one of putin's most vocal political opponents. he's been arrested several times before and was barred from standing as a candidate in the recent president election. he is calling for people to take a stand against what he says is
putin's autocratic rule and many demonstrators here were calling for putin to resign. there have been several similar protests over the past year. putin is due to be sworn in as president for a fourth term this coming monday. he was reelected with a large majority 77% of the vote in march. he's been in power either as prime minister or president since the year 2000. and as of monday, putin will continue his presidency for another six years, making him russia's longest serving president. in london, kitty logan, fox news. julie: thank you. president trump hinting at more big news on the north korea front. what he's saying about the time and location of a planned meeting with kim jong-un and who he will meet before that summit. plus it's been nearly three years since county clerk kim davis found herself at the center of a nationwide debate on gay marriage. what she is doing now in the aftermath of that firestorm.
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that meeting but are keeping them under wraps for now. president trump: we have a meeting set up. the location is all done. we have the time and place all finished. others from the administration. we'll say that's going to be the toughest problem. there are many problems. we'll get them solved. reporter: the negotiating team settled on a location for the summit. but they are not quite ready to disclose their choice just yet. in keeping with the stated goal of never broadcasting national security plans in advance. donald trump, jr. we worked out a time and a place which will be announced shortly. >> also in play is the status
three north korean hostages in the north. they reportedly have been relocated from a labor camp to a private hotel near pyongyang. they may be released in advance of the trump-kim summit. >> we are having substantive talks with north korea. and a lot of of things have happened with respect to the hostages. reporter: it's nearly one year since the death of otto warmbier, an american student the kim regime tortured to death over the course of a year. >> they used him as a political pawn as long as they could. when he was no longer of value to him, they essentially send him home to our family in a body bag. reporter: the administration
sources say they want the two leaders to focus on the nuclear issue during their face to face meeting. in a gesture of goodwill, the north moved its clocks ford 30 minute. a small step in the right direction. julie: for more on this let's bring back tim nelson. this is so fascinating. no president has ever done this. for those critics who believe the president is not making right decisions. he's done something very right in order for kim jong-un to be willing to sit down with the u.s. president. >> it's amazing we are weeks away from major diplomatic events in history. we of course still know very few details about when this will be or where it will happen. this announcement that trump is
meeting with the south korean leader later at the white house is the best clue we have so far that this meeting will be happening after may 2. we don't know when or where. and we don't know what security protocols will be in place. july * how critical about south korean president moon jae-in's visit be? >> we would imagine that they are going to be discussing the agenda for the meeting. what priority president trump will be pursuing when he sit down with kim, it is important of course that they are on the same page, and the south koreans played an important role in facilitating this meeting. they announced it to the press there would be this meeting to begin with. so they are playing a key role
here. >> you get a lot of hints coming from the white house. they talked about it potentially under rex tillerson. mike pompeo comes in and, boy, it happened. this third summit between the two leaders affirms the enduring strength of the united states and south korea. tape says the two leaders will discuss the upcoming meeting with the president's meeting with kim jong-un. they now have a date, they have a location they will-be announcing soon. they love to tease us. but what is the game plan when this meeting happens. >> president trump need to come away with some sort of deal or take steps towards starving --
it's something he'll be looking for when he sits down. it will be something he has to take away. he has been theatrical in teasing the summit. maybe it would be singapore or the dmz. they could have a celebration afterward. it will be quite the show when it actually happens. julie: they have to talk about their allies and other countries. they need china, japan and south korea are not object the same page. how will trade tariffs also play into the fold when these two meet. >> it's a complicated series of issues. president trump has stated that he'll be doing this meeting. japan of course was apparently blindsided. but the japanese prime minister
came over here and said he approved of what trump was doing. trump bashed china on tariffs. and they apparently played a role in forcing north korea to the table. but the * has been able to see to it that it's going to happen and he'll bring everyone along with him seeing this happen. julie: one of the things the president is good at is turning frenemies into friend. he called this guy rocket man. now they are sitting down and talking. the the same thing with china. and he has a great relationship with xi jinping and the same with japan. how does he use that? i suppose his business background in building up this expectation and commanding their respect. if they didn't respect him, they would be meeting with him. >> president trump has been
referring to cub * using -- julie: their name calling back and forth is hilarious but it worked. >> now he's using word like respected to describe kim jong-un. president trump can talk about relationships with a lot of world leaders. but kim jong-un is at a different level of notoriety. so president trump has to be careful how he terms the relationship going forward. he can't say this is a close friend of mine like he does with china's leader. president trump is good at making frenemies out of world leaders out of historic u.s. adversaries. julie: i don't think he'll be calling cub * his bff. thank you very much. great to see you. it's been three years since kim
davis, the kentucky clerk, became a household name for refusing to sign gay marriage licenses. reporter: tucked away in the rolling hills of moorehead, kentucky. and today she is back to her somewhat daily life of county clerk. in 2015 after a landmark supreme court case made gay marriage legal, she became a target for some and icon to others when she refused to issue same-sex licenses saying it violated her christian beliefs. >> under whose authority are you not -- reporter: it became when a
same-sex couple recorded davis refusing to issue a marriage license. davis didn't budge and ended up in jail for contempt of court. she was released add five days into the arms of then presidential candidate arkansas governor mike huckabee. >> i thought it would retire with my mother and lead an easy life. that's what i wanted to do. but the lord had something else in store for me. reporter: because of davis kentucky marriage licenses were eventually altered so county clerks don't have to sign them. the kentucky clerk wrote a book about her experience and is now running for reelection. >> these people are cruel to do this to us. to take a stand. and you can still have
compassion and respect, and that's what we are going to do. we are going to change the face of politics in kentucky. reporter: he returned to the county clerk's office but this time he processed his application to run for office. davis says she has no regrets. >> if i could do it all again, i wouldn't change what i did. reporter: one of the democratic candidates trying to take it from her are getting help from hollywood and shining the national spotlight on moorehead, kentucky. julie: people on hawaii's big island have one more thing to think about. a 14-foot statue of the man who laid the ground work for
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is going to lower the boom on its biggest job creators. it is a head tax on companies that gross $20 million a year. among them, home street bank which has 70 employees in seattle and owns land across the city line. >> when you create a scenario when it's more attractive to house employees outside the city. it's bad for jobs, it's bad for the city economy. >> the tax revenue would be used to build shelters and tiny apartments. the number of those on the streets or in cars has grown 0% to nearly 4,000. >> house and homelessness is a regional crisis.
this creates almost 2,000 affordable homes. reporter: amazon is looking at an annual tax of $540 on each of its 4,000 employees. even though it's spending $2 million to build -- spending $10 million to build a homeless center in one of its office towers. >> they say they are going to set up a headquarters in another city. and it's just a basic business decision. reporter: amazon finally fired a warning shot saying it put on hold its plans for this office building. that would be 7,000 jobs not created.
julie: the unemployment rate at its lowest in 17 years as companies added 164,000 jobs in april. peter doocy has more. reporter: 3.9% is the lowest it has been this millennium. 164,000 jobs were added even though investors and business owners are holding their breath to see what happens with tariffs. president trump: they are waiting to see what will happen on trade. we'll have some incredible trade deals announced. reporter: treasury secretary steve mnuchin offered optimism. but a bush era congressional budget director says this is the wrong way. he writes quote the decline in the unemployment rate was solely because the labor forward fell
by 23,000. and labor for participation dipped to.8%. >> if you think about what the economy was like when president obama took office. we were losing 360,000 jobs a month. reporter: trump's economic team likes to highlight the low unemployment rate. >> it went down again. the hispanic is the lowest ever, and for teens and females it's the lowest since 2000. there is a heck of a lot of good news for jobs in this report. reporter: the payment to stormy daniels was all that most of reporters asked the president about and that was eating away
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julie: nasa launching an historic mission to mars. the insight robotic explorer will be the first to stud why it interior of the red planet. >> unstead of florida. this is a significant launch. the first nasa mission to mars since 2012 and it's the first time nasa is exploring 16 feet below the surface to find out how mars was formed. it's the first time nasa launched an interplanetary mission from california. it carried the lander into space. what a view. leslie was in a private plane 5,000 feet up as she watched the atlas rocket launch into space.
it will monitor seismic activity on mars. >> this will help us understand the origin of our solar system and how it became the way it is today. this mission i view as speed ford to human exploration on mars. >> the lander is inside a protected arrow shell. it will travel 300 million miles. when it arrives, the spacecraft will descend from 80 miles up. small rockets and a large parachute will slowly as it comes down toward the surface, landing safely on the surface. solar panels will power the lander. the lander will provide the
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